There are a number of ways to find a Capstone topic. First, you might approach a faculty member in your department whom you know, perhaps from a previous class, with an idea that you think would be a good fit for their expertise. You can consult your department website to find their research interests. Then, you shape the project together, merging their expertise and your interests. This approach is especially common in the humanities, business, education, and some social sciences.
Second, you might join an existing lab or faculty research project. Attending department events and looking through department webpages can give you a good sense of what faculty in your home department work on. This approach is especially common in the physical sciences, engineering, and some social sciences.
Third, some departments (including Accounting, Computer Science, and Chemical Engineering) offer a senior design course or special internship that can become a practicum opportunity for honors students. In these departments, you can combine your Honors Capstone with work done in that course, usually with additional requirements. In these departments, you also have the option of developing a thesis-track project, and many faculty encourage the more intensive research approach, especially for those considering graduate school or who want to get ahead in their profession.
Fourth, the Honors College sometimes offers Capstone-launching courses. These provide opportunities for interdisciplinary practicum-track collaborations that can generate Capstone projects. Watch for new course announcements each semester for these opportunities.
Finally, if you are a student who is engaged in some significant (100+ hour) community-transforming work over a long period of time, and you are wondering if this could qualify as a project-track Capstone, please reach out to the Associate Dean for Capstone.